Becoming Raw Giveaway – Guide with Healthy Recipes

While this 300-page book contains only 50 pages of recipes, it’s more than a worthwhile inclusion in our Vegetarian Cookbook Week.  Becoming Raw by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD with Rynn Berry is “The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets”.  While I’m no raw vegan, I was fascinated with this book and its treasury of information on health and wellness.  Every aspect of vegan nutrition is covered here, including which foods are healthiest when consumed raw – or cooked.

The book’s contents are surprisingly balanced, and not at all la manifesto for why one should shun ones oven and munch only upon raw organic produce still warm from the sun.  Becoming Raw is realistic.  It explores the real benefits and drawbacks of mostly raw diets and gives such a bounty of insight into the nutrition that is found in whole foods that I’ll be keeping my copy within reaching distance for easy reference.

I try and include raw foods into our own diet.  This family can easily eat its way through large salads in no time.  So trying some of the recipes felt fun and even adventurous.  I’d encourage you to give a couple a go as well.  For instance, with summer on its way a raw soup would be a refreshing choice.  Creamy Zucchini Soup (pg. 272) can be served warm, so if cool soup doesn’t do it for you, no problem.  (“Raw” doesn’t have to mean “cold”, as you’ll learn from the book.)  The recipe section is more than just soups and salads.  You can also make Pesto and Sundried Tomato Pizza with Veggies (pg. 284) or Coconut Macaroons (pg. 298) for a delicious “no sugar added” dessert.

Want to win your own copy of Becoming Raw?  Great! We have one to give away! ($24.95 retail)

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132 thoughts on “Becoming Raw Giveaway – Guide with Healthy Recipes

  1. I’m thinking this could be a good one for me “Low-Carb Vegetarian” since my doctor said (while shaking his head) ” You know, most people LOSE weight when they become vegetarian”

  2. As someone with a natural brown pigment and living in North America, I suffered from a long time with lethargy, constant illnesses and joint pain… I discovered it was because of a lack of Vitamin D, so ‘Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin’ interests me. Thank you!

    Aliya D.

  3. With Joint pain & Chronic Pain Attitude is #1.
    If the world isn’t going to fall apart 247 its not a Big Deal!!!
    Alfalfa Tablets help to.

  4. I would like to read the book by Dr. Norman Walker, “Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices”.

  5. Today I found the bpc_tv section which is full of how-to videos. There is even one called “Raw Food Made Easy with Jennifer Cornbleet” to get us going

  6. Survival in the 21st Century would be a terrific book for me to read! I would love to learn about things I may have missed along the journey of living an increasingly green lifestyle! Thanks.

  7. the low carb vegetarian would be interesting- it’s hard to be low carb without meat

  8. I am convinced my husband had an allergy to wheat, and with an autistic child the reaction to wheat and dairy are obvious. A book like this would help me understand the foundation of nutrition and to figure out how to better feed my family for thier health!

    Nutritional Foundations a Lesson in Basic Nutrition

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  10. I’d like to read “Low Carb Vegetarian”. What great choices for vegetarians and vegans on the Book Publishing Company website!

  11. I would also love Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty. I have heard amazing things about Coconut Oil and I love the smell, but have never used it myself.

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